Today were going to take a quick look at the Dutton Lainson hand winch, part number DL16003. Now, this winch is built in the USA and is covered by a 5 year limited warranty. It has a 400lb. capacity and its got a 1:1 gear ratio. Now, included with the winch is a nylon strap that measures 12 ft. long and theres also a 1 inch by 18 inch hand loop at the end for pulling the strap out.
Its a ratcheting handle system so as we pull the handle it will tighten our winch but it works in a ratcheting mechanism. Now, to release the handle we can flip up this trigger and the handle is disengaged from the gear on our winch spool. Inside the winch is a release here on the lock. We flip this down and we can pull our strap out. We flip it up it engages and locks the strap from coming out but we can ratchet it back in.
The handle up here is so you can easily get a hold of the strap and pull it out when youre hooking up before youre ready to winch. Its small size makes it a perfect application for personal water craft trailers. The base here measures about 3-1/2 inches long by about 3 inches wide. Theres a slotted hole and a round hole for your mounting hardware. Now, its finished in a zinc plating to help protect against corrosion.
Inside, underneath the strap is a hub drum diameter of 5/8 of an inch. Again its a 400 lb. weight rating on it so you want to use this only for light weight applications. And thats it for a quick look at the Dutton Lainson hand winch part number DL16003.